I have taught the following course: 7th grade World History, 8th grade US History, 8th grade Gate - Combined US History & English, 9th grade World Geography, 9th grade World Languages Classroom, 10th grade Advanced Placement World History, 11th grade US History, 11th / 12th Small Learning Community - Arts & Design US History, Civics, Economics, 11th / 12th Sheltered US History, Civics, Economics, 12th grade Migrant Studies Civics & Economics (all in Spanish), 12th grade Civics, and 12th grade Economics.
I like to use as many methods of teaching as possible. I have a very structured, organized classroom that is based on routines established the first weeks of school. I generally start each class with an opener, then we move into a short lecture, followed by an activity. Some days do call for all lecture and other days are guided practice. My favorite method is to use stations either as a recap or as an extension of a lesson.
I was recognized for professional leadership and lesson design in January 2010. I was a presenter on Religious Intolerance in March 2009. I was a â€œBest of Yolo Countyâ€ Presenter in April 2008. I graduated with a Master's degree from UC Davis with a 3.97 grade point average in March 2007. I graduated with Highest Honors in Spanish from UC Davis in June 2003. I graduated with Honors in International Relations also from UC Davis in June 2003. I was on the UC Davis Letters & Science Deanâ€™s List throughout my undergraduate career. I received a Departmental Citation in Spanish in the Spring of 2003. I received a Best of the Web in Political Science 122 course at UC Davis in Winter 2001. I completed four years of the Davis Honors Challenge Program at UC Davis in the Spring of 2003. I received the Edward Kraft Prize in the Fall of 2000. I received the Chessall Memorial Scholarship from June 1999â€”June 2003.
I received a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Davis in March 2007. I earned a Clear Single Subject Social Science Teaching Credential with BCLAD authorization from the University of California, Davis in June 2006. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Relations and a Minor in Religious Studies from the University of California, Davis in June 2003. I studied abroad in Cuba during the of Summer 2002. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in June 2003.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy reading, I love historical fiction. I also enjoy writing and traveling!